We have been trying to keep content current on two blogs. One blog is enough work, two, impossible. Recently, we created a new site at www.superfruitseeds.com. It is both a blog and ecommerce store thanks to the versatility of WordPress. I won’t go into the rationale for this new site here but suffice it to say that we will not be updating this blog. We will keep it up but ask that you visit the Super Fruit Seeds site for the most up to date blogs related to gourmet strawberries and nutraceutical berries.
We recently updated the gourmet strawberry Video Germination Guide. Initially the guide embedded YouTube videos that we created to show the steps we use to germinate strawberry seeds here at The Strawberry Store. This guide will help make you more successful for strawberry germination. For some reason the videos didn’t work any more so that was a good reason to get in there and create links to the videos and expand on some aspects of germination.
We mention seed saving, germination aids and other aspects that we are looking at to improve germination. We will update the guide in the future. In the meantime we will provide updates here on this blog.
It is now mid June 2013. The business is evolving and we are now focused on seeds. We are still planning to ship plants as plugs but our focus is on seeds. This spring we setup pollination cages for the first time to isolate and pollinate several species/selections. Here is an image of one of those cages:
The cage is 6′ tall, 4′ wide x 10′ long. It is professionally made. You can’t see it but we made a pvc domicile with tubes and released hornfaced mason bees into the cages. We observed them doing what they do best, pollinating flowers. Because of the success we intend to have several more cages made in the winter so we can expand this aspect of seed saving.